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Group concern over windfarm hearing delay

Posted 4 November 2011
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Group concern over windfarm hearing delay
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A pressure group campaigning against a proposed windfarm just outside the boundary of the Cairngorms National Park has expressed concerns about a delay in a hearing into the proposal.

Save the Monadhliath Mountains (SMM) is seeking to stop the proposed 31-turbine development at Allt Duine and said it has "some concern" about the postponement.

However, it stated, the delay could give elected members of the Highland Council the chance to come and see the site and look into concerns about the issue.

Campaign backer Chris Townsend - a former president of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland - said: "The SMM campaign hopes that the councillors will take this opportunity to pause and reflect on whether the Allt Duine wind farm proposal, in an area that the council wishes to protect, is appropriate."

Among those objecting is the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

The Monadhliath range is on the western edge of the national park, which means much of its land is outside the boundary of the protected area.

Mountains in the range those with backpacks may wish to climb include Munros such as Carn Sgulain, Beinn Dearg and A' Chailleach.
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